Spring Airlines Co., Ltd is a low-cost carrier with its headquarters in the Homeyo Hotel in Changning District, Shanghai, China.
Spring Airlines is the aviation subsidiary of Shanghai Spring International Travel Service. It reported a net profit of 950 million yuan ($143 million) in 2016.
Its first aircraft, an Airbus A320 (formerly of Lotus Air), was delivered on 12 July 2005, at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Spring Airlines started operations on 18 July 2005 and the first flight on that day was between Shanghai and Yantai.
To keep operating costs low, Spring sells tickets exclusively from its ch.com website (and some designated ticket offices), bypassing travel agents. Spring no longer offers complimentary on-board meals nor complimentary water; however passengers are able to purchase meals and beverages on board.
Since January 2015, the company has been listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
As of September 2020, the Spring Airlines fleet consists of 109 aircrafts and flies over 100 destinations.
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